BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A dispute over a
bingo game at a Baton Rouge senior center has led state officials to suggest
the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging should implement sensitivity training for
The Advocate reports the controversy stems
from an incident May 2 in which four women complained about being denied an
opportunity to play bingo at Dumas House Senior Center, as they had done every
Thursday for more than a year.
They say they were told they could not play
because they had not attended programs at least three times that week.
The complaint, submitted by the
daughter-in-law of one of the women, charged the four were subjected to public
Karen Ryder, deputy assistant secretary at
the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs, termed the event a
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